The following table describes the snapshot and deployment package formats.

Format Description


Contains all Trust Framework and policy data for a policy branch in the Policy Editor.

Use a snapshot to load data into the Policy Editor for policy development using external policy decision point (PDP) mode.

Deployment package

An optimized data format that contains all policies under a specified root policy node and all Trust Framework entities used by those policies.

Use a deployment package to load data into the PingAuthorize Server for policy deployment using embedded PDP mode.

The following sections describe how to import and export policy snapshots using the Policy Editor. See Exporting a policy deployment package and Using the Deployment Manager for more information on deployment packages.